How do I use CTERA with Wasabi?

CTERA is a global file system management platform that has been validated for use with Wasabi. For details on how Wasabi works with CTERA, please click here. Pre-requisites for CTERA to integrate with Wasabi:

  1. CTERA portal installed and configured compatible with AD, LDAP, SAML based auth services
  2. CTERA Edge Filer installed and configured
  3. Optionally the CTERA agent installed and configured
  4. A valid Wasabi account

Table of Contents:

  1. Reference Architecture
  2. Configure CTERA portal
  3. Migrate data from CTERA to Wasabi
  4. Download data from Wasabi to CTERA
  5. Deleting data

Reference Architecture:

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Configure Wasabi on CTERA Portal:

1. Login to CTERA portal 

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2. Be sure you are in the administration mode, then click on storage nodes on your left

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3. Click "+ New Storage Node" and choose "Generic S3"

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4. Configure the following:

  • Provide a storage name, an ex: Wasabi-Data
  • Bucket Name - a pre-configured bucket on Wasabi
  • Access Key
  • Secret Key
  • Endpoint - for testing we are using s3.us-east-2.wasabisys.com

Note that this config example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-2 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article

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At this point, the CTERA application is linked to Wasabi for reading, writing, and deleting data.

 

Migrating data from CTERA to Wasabi:

1. Change mode from "Administration" to "Portal"

Please note that the following sections walk you thru managing data via CTERA manually, however in a typical CTERA implementation CTERA Edge Filer automates the process. Please contact your CTERA sales rep for information around how a ctera Edge Filer needs to be setup to work with CTERA portal.

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2. Click on "Folders" and then "Cloud Drive Folders"

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3. Under "Cloud Drive Folders", click "+ New Folder" and

Provide the following information:

  • Name - WasabiFolder (as an example)
  • Owner - Select your local user
  • Folder-Group - portal-CloudFolders

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4. Hover over the newly created Cloud Drive folder to the right of the text box and a icon will appear with associated "View Files" text, click on the mceclip8.pngicon

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5. CTERA portal will navigate you to another webpage where uploading data to the cloud drive can be performed manually

 

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6. Click "Upload file" to select files from your local storage to Wasabi

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Downloading data to CTERA from Wasabi:

Via Cloud Drive folder, click on the object(s) that needs to be downloaded and click "Download"

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Delete data from Wasabi via CTERA:

In order to manually delete the objects from Wasabi, click object via Cloud Drive Folder and click "delete"

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